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Afghanistan: UN Cites ‘Credible’ Reports of Taliban Killing Former Gov’t Officials and Their Family Members 

Afghanistan: UN Cites ‘Credible’ Reports of Taliban Killing Former Gov’t Officials and Their Family Members 

UN Human Rights chief “said there had also been cases where ex-government officials and their relatives had been arbitrarily detained and were later found dead.”

The UN human rights office confirmed that the United Nations received “credible” reports that the Taliban is killing ex-government officials and their relatives.

“My office has received credible allegations of reprisal killings of a number of former ANSF (Afghan National Security Forces) personnel, and reports of officials, who worked for previous administrations and their family members being arbitrarily detained,” UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet told the agency’s Human Rights Council on Monday.

The UN human rights chief cited  “’multiple’ allegations of Taliban house-to-house searches looking for officials from the previous government and “people who cooperated with US security forces and companies,” she added.

The UN disclosure further confirms news reports that the Taliban has drawn up kill-lists and carrying out door-to-door searches for government officials and security personnel belonging to the deposed Afghan government.    

The French broadcaster EuroNews reported the UN’s revelations: 

The U.N. human rights chief says her office has received credible allegations of reprisal killings by the Taliban of former Afghan security forces, as well as instances in which officials in the previous government and their relatives were arbitrarily detained and later turned up dead.

There are credible reports that the Taliban have been carrying out reprisal killings of former member of the Afghan security forces, the UN human rights chief has said.

Michelle Bachelet said there had also been cases where ex-government officials and their relatives had been arbitrarily detained and were later found dead.

Speaking to the Human Rights Council, she warned of a “new and perilous phase”, citing “multiple” allegations that the Taliban had been conducting house-to-house searches seeking out people who had worked for the previous government or who had cooperated with US security forces and companies.

There was a disconnect between the words and the actions of Afghanistan’s new rulers, Bachelet told the 47-member council as it opened its autumn session.

“My office has received credible allegations of reprisal killings of a number of former ANSF (Afghan National Security Forces) personnel, and reports of officials, who worked for previous administrations and their family members being arbitrarily detained,” she said, adding that searches had taken place in at least half-a-dozen cities.

“In some cases, the officials were released, and in others, they were found dead.”

There was also “deeply troubling information” about Taliban raids on offices of some advocacy groups, Bachelet said.

The UN human rights chief was equally worried about the treatment of Afghan women under the new Taliban regime. “In contradiction to assurances that the Taliban would uphold women’s rights, over the past three weeks women have instead been progressively excluded from the public sphere,” she said

Taliban Imposes Sharia-Rule

The Taliban has barred girls over the age of 12  from attending schools. They have disbanded government agencies pertaining to women’s affairs, the media reports from Afghanistan suggest

The newly-constituted Taliban regime has issued orders to segregate schools based on gender.  “Coeducation is in conflict with the principles of Islam and, on the other hand, it is in conflict with national values and is against the customs and traditions of Afghans,” Taliban’s education minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, declared.

These new orders contradict the recent promises made by the Taliban spokesmen appearing on mainstream media outlets. The Taliban had assured women employees of returning to their government jobs. The regime has now reneged on those assurances.

Reuters, on Monday, reported the Sharia-segregation the Taliban rolled out: 

Afghan women should not be allowed to work alongside men, a senior figure in the ruling Taliban said, a position which, if formally implemented, would effectively bar them from employment in government offices, banks, media companies and beyond.

Waheedullah Hashimi, a senior figure in the Taliban who is close to the leadership, told Reuters the group would fully implement its version of sharia, or Islamic law, despite pressure from the international community to allow women the right to work where they want. (…)

“We have fought for almost 40 years to bring (the) sharia law system to Afghanistan,” Hashimi said in an interview.

“Sharia … does not allow men and women to get together or sit together under one roof. “Men and women cannot work together. That is clear. They are not allowed to come to our offices and work in our ministries.”

Along with women’s rights, the freedom of the press is disappearing under the Taliban’s rule.

“Journalists in Afghanistan say that they have been beaten, detained and flogged by the Taliban when attempting to cover protests,” the BBC reported last week. “Photos circulating online show two journalists from Etilaatroz newspaper with welts and bruises after their arrest in the capital Kabul.”

The Taliban has also banned anti-regime protests. The Taliban fighters used live ammunition to break up a recent women’s rights demonstration in Kabul. “Taliban special forces in camouflage fired their weapons into the air Saturday, bringing an abrupt and frightening end to the latest protest march in the capital by Afghan women demanding equal rights,” the Associated Press reported earlier this month.


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Taliban Spring? Retributive change a la two-faction Palestinian diversity, inequity, and exclusion Premature evacuation… unconditional surrender with house warming “gifts”, have consequences. Time will tell if it progresses as Obamawars 2.0.

Exiliado | September 14, 2021 at 1:15 pm

Why would anyone expect the taliban to act differently? That’s what they are and they have never been shy about it.

This should not surprise anyone.
Nobody is that naive.

    Olinser in reply to Exiliado. | September 14, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Liberals are definitely that stupid.

    This is the same crew that actually thought making twitter posts about how they ‘expected’ the Taliban to respect women and LGBTWQFSDFERWHFC++++++++ rights if they wanted to join the international community.

    Meanwhile Afghan women are finding out the hard way just how much the Twitter accolades of stupid rich white liberals are worth in the real world.

You mean Biden and Blinken might be wrong in their belief of a kinder-gentler Taliban terrorist organization? Oh, my, how is that possible? Next you may have to tell Biden and Blinken that unicorns and fairies don’t exist.

The idiots running American have no grasp on reality.

No one is this stupid. Thid is intentional. And at the bequest of Red China.

    Olinser in reply to | September 14, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Honestly? A whole bunch of white liberals ARE this stupid.

    They actually believe that the Taliban are just misunderstood and need their help and guidance.

    They’re so spoiled and sheltered that they have literally no concept of actual evil in this world.

      Ben Kent in reply to Olinser. | September 14, 2021 at 4:42 pm

      Yes. The same way they think criminals are misunderstood. In NYC the progressives want to give criminals MONEY. You literally couldn’t make this shit up – no one would believe it. See link below.

      I used to think the same as Fine – no one can be this dumb – it must be done for a reason. But then I see the insane policies that are put in place by Progressives and I think – “Holy-shit, they really are just batshit crazy”. But it gets worse. At least 33% of people, based on polls, appear to approve of the crazy policies. Defund police and take the money to pay criminals.. Why would any same person approve of these things? ? ?

Governments have to work differently in third world countries, assuming that’s not what Biden’s government is doing here already.

CommoChief | September 14, 2021 at 2:28 pm

Looking forward to the reality based compare and contrast conversation from the d/progressive between the culture of the modern west v an actual patriarchy. The ‘Squad’ can lead off.


Coup: Milley Secretly Took Control of the Military, Despite Not Being Elected to Any Office;
Totalitarian Press Cheers

Norm McDonald died today after a 9 year stint with cancer

I really loved Norm, his humor and intellect will be missed

In two secret phone calls that took place Oct. 30, 2020, four days before the presidential election, and Jan. 8, two days after the Capitol riot, Milley allegedly millet assured Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army that the U.S. would not strike and he would warn the Chinese in case of an attack, according to excerpts of the book “Peril” reviewed by The Washington Post.

The UN “reports” this but will do what about it?
Completely useless.

Afgans welcome back to the 8th century

2smartforlibs | September 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Why is h istory so hard for liberals to grasp?

My mother did a brief few months in Afghanistan trying to help train foresters so they could regrow and manage the forests the Russians cut down. After that, she has regularly emailed some of the Afghani friends she made. She reported to me that, so far, none of her friends have responded to her since the since the withdrawal. I hate to think about why.

gourdhead | September 15, 2021 at 10:42 am

Duh! The only ones surprised by this are stupid a#$ libtards.

Evil terrorist lunatics killing innocent civilians? Who the hell ever heard of that? This is obviously fake news.

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